Aug 31, 2013
Beast Brothers – 8” GID Quetzalcoatl Custom Dunny (9.6)
In late June, the Beast Brothers revived their Quetzacoatl 3” Dunny design as a meticulous 8” limited-edition custom dunny in the OG green color scheme. Now, they are about to release a glow-in-the-dark edition. The 8” GID Quetzalcoatl Custom Dunny features an off-white + light green design complete with faux poncho and a laser-engraved box. Per Beast Brothers tradition, this piece will be offered as a timed-edition with sales open for a 24 hour window beginning on Friday (9.6) @ 1 PM EDT for $460 (+ s/h) via the Beast Brothers site.
Rotobox – Batman 1966 Adam West Minicel Customs
Following quickly on the heels of their sold-out Batman Hush mini-cel customs, Rotobox is going old school with their limited-edition Batman 1966 Adam West Minicel customs based on the OG TV Caped Crusader. Love the stylized facial details on these new pieces which off the smaller Minicel platform (Kuso Vinyl) . Limited to 5 pieces, the retro Batman customs are available for $130 USD (shipping included) from the Rotobox online shop.
myplasticheart – Labor Day Sale (8.31 –9.2)
Woo Hoo. Labor Day Weekend is full of sweet vinyl toy sales. myplasticheart is offering 20% off storewide (excluding original art and gallery items). So head on over to their online store, find some great stuff and be sure to use the LABOR20 coupon code when you check out. Sale runs through 9.2.
Rotofugi – Labor Day Weekend Sale (thru 8.2)
Rotofugi knows you work hard every day and so to celebrate Labor Day Weekend they are throwing a sweet sale to make the most of your cash with 20% off everything (minus original art and prints). So head on over to Rotofugi, find some great stuff from their impressive catalog, and then automatically receive the 20% markdown at checkout.
Vinyl Riot – Labor Day Sale
As with several other stores, Vinyl Riot is celebrating Labor Day Weekend with a sale but they’re going BIG with 20% off EVERYTHING, rather than limiting the savings to just a few items. Simple, clean and easy. So go check out their full catalog, find stuff you want, and be sure to enter the checkout code: LABORDAY to score 20% off. The sale ends on Monday (9.2) @ 11:59 PM EDT.
KusoPop -- Tee Shirt Sale
If you’re looking for some new shirts at a great price, KusoPop’s Tee Sale featuring many of their classic designs at just $15 (regularly $32) is well worth checking out. Sale items include designs by Bigfoot, Shon, Rotobox, MaiHiro and more. While there doesn’t appear to be a dedicated sale section – the discounted tees can be found on page three of their catalog and beyond, just look for the $15 price tags. To sweeten the deal, shipping is a flat $5.99 regardless of the number of shirts ordered and as always orders over $50 will include a free gift.
Mindzai’s Labour Day Weekend Sale (8.31 – 9.2)
Mindzai is celebrating Labour Day (funny spelling and all. I kid…) with a weekend-long sale with discounts available both online and in their retail spot. Highlights include $8 off Mini Qees, %20 off Dunny 2013, and deep savings off apparel – 40% off Kidrobot, 40% off Tokidoki’s Summer Collection, 45% off Hundreds threads and more. So in between jumping into the pool or relaxing at the beach, check out mindzai’s labour day sale page for the full-rundown on all the available deals.
Aug 30, 2013
Jam Factory x Realmac Software – Ember Vinyl Toy
Jamfactory has designed this awesome vinyl figure for the folks over at Realmac Software. He is based on the mascot for the new Ember Mac Software and is finally available! Ember stands 3” tall and can be found available HERE for roughly $19 each.
Brandt Peters x Tomenosuke – Heathen Snake Sofubi Figure
Brandt Peters and Tomenosuke are combining forces once again to produce a brand new sofubi figure! Introducing the Heathen Snake Skelve! They have plans on debuting the figure during the Monsters & Misfits III show on September 13th. Could this possible also be the debut release? Check out some of the Circus Posterus mash up pieces with this awesome new figure!
Aug 28, 2013
Kidrobot – Bot Mini Dam Gun (07.12)
Changing the pace of their iconic robot figure, Kidrobot has produced the all new Bot Mini Dam Gun 3” model kits. This fun release pays homage to the Gundam model kits we all love. It comes with a snap together mask, armor, shield and sword, as well as decals to finish it off. These will release on Thursday, September 12th at all Kidrobot Stores, KR Online, and select retailers for $15 each. They will be available in both a white and black edition.
ILOVEDUST x Kidrobot – Dunniball 8” Dunny (09.26)
It’s ILOVEDUST’s turn up to bat for the newest 8” Dunny design with Kidrobot. Expect this colorful and fun design to drop at all Kidrobot Stores, KR Online and select retailers on Thursday, September 26th. No word on edition number, but they will retail $75 each! Be sure to pick this release up to add to your Dunny army!
Lulubell Toys – Skinner & Paul Kaiju Minion Release (08.30)
It was first at SDCC when we saw Paul Kaiju and Skinner’s Minion figures from Lulubell Toys. Now available this Friday, August 30th at 11AM PST is a the brand new Living Bruise Minion Set. These 5” figures will be available online and in store as a set for $55.
Reactor-88’s Custom Corner: Mike Die
Welcome to another edition of Reactor-88's Custom Corner. For August I'm featuring Mike Die. Mike resides in Staten Island, NY where he works as a manager for a major retailer. He loves spaceships and DJ Whattie, and has a tremendous collection of custom Dunnys. Mike started painting toys back in 1996, but took a break after a few years to focus on his career. In 2010 he returned to painting and hasn't looked back.
Being a self-proclaimed secret government robot gone awry, Mike's toy work is focused on robots. While robot toy designs can be a dime a dozen, Mike's work really stands-out with his signature details. All his customs have their heads turned backwards, and most have some sort of felt accessory wrap or hat. His paint work is top notch as well- ultra-clean line work on top of lightly textured base colors really make his robots stand out.
Mike is always open to commissions, so if you'd like to discuss a project with him you can contact him via email. To check out more of Mike's work you can follow him over on Instagram or Twitter, and for you Flickr folks he can be found here.
Also, be sure to check out Air Pirates- a custom blind-box 3-inch Dunny series curated by Melodreama and Mike. It features seventeen artists reinterpreting classic and modern Disney (and related) characters. The series features pieces from Melodreama, Bill Hewitt, Bryan Collins, Camhunas, DeeTen, Flawtoys, Guillermo Perez, JC Rivera, Komega, Krunster Girl, Lisa Rae Hansen, Matthew Reid, Jenn and Tony Bot, Mike Die, One Eyed Girl, PJ Constable, Shadoe Delgado, and To Design. These are currently available over at Mike Die's online store.
Aug 27, 2013
Hands in Factory – Baby Horns x 3
Hands in Factory, the duo of Designer UpTeMPO and Modeller RockOON, have been wowing collectors with their intriguing Running Horns figure project for awhile now. Part of the Coolrain Studio in Korea, the two artists have blended athletics and stylized animal characters for a line that recreates the magic of the early days of HK urban vinyl. Adding to the project, several artists have created striking customs of thee three figures (AD.VEXX, Mighty Horn and Fire Horn) – each complimenting the clean lines and execution of the original designs.
Up until now, the Running Horns designs were available in extremely limited quantities as high-end collectibles. The good news is that the project has now entered its production figure phase with the recent release of the Baby Horns series. Baby Horns features the three main characters in a smaller 7” size. Each of the figures (abs + pvc + rotocast vinyl) is limited to 500 pieces and available for purchase now directly from the Hands in Factory web shop for $52 + s/h. If you love the classic urban vinyl vibe, these should be high up on your list.
Konatsu x Q Pop – Hyoka “Ice Candy” Edition Negora
Q Pop Shop has got their hands on their very own exclusive Negora figure from Konatsu. The Hyoka “Ice Candy” edition is available for Pre-Order HERE for $38 each. It features a blue vinyl with white, black and pink sprays and are expected to arrive in September. Then they will be shipped out within 3-5 business days of arrival. Be sure to order them now before they are gone!
Paul Kaiju x Toy Art Gallery – Pollen Kaiser Red (8.30)
Toy Art Gallery is about to drop the new Pollen Kaiser Red edition from Paul Kaiju. The new edition features a base red vinyl with a gold, black, silver and pink spray color scheme designed by Paul Kaiju and executed by Shirahama. As with the other Pollen Kaiser figures, the Red Edition features a clear doll eye and the removable staff weapon. Pollen Kaiser Red drops on Friday (8.30) @ Noon PDT for $165 from TAG’s online shop.
Skinner x Cop A Squat Toys Semi Korosiya (8.29)
Skinner has collaborated with Cop A Squat Toys on a small edition of their Semi Korosiya figure (8”) and the results are top-notch. The black, blue, red, gold and orange design pops nicely and conjures up visions of slickly dressed alien troops. Limited to just ten pieces, the new edition will include a 5-color cut-away style screen print (11” x 14”), printed by Adam Saul of CAST as well as a screen-printed header. The Skinner edition drops on Thursday (8.29) @ Noon PDT for $225 from Skinner’s web shop. The print will also be released simultaneously from CAST’s web shop as well as Tees with the same fluorescent design.
Aug 26, 2013
F1shcustoms x Vinyl Riot – Gotham’s Most Wanted Dunny Series (8.30)
Vinyl Riot is about to add to the craze of comic-based customs with the ‘Gotham’s Most Wanted’ Dunny series from F1shcustoms. The blind-boxed series features eight individual characters – Modern Joker, Mr. Freeze, Catwoman, Bane, Scarecrow, Harley Quinn, Modern Batman and Nightwing as well as a special 1960’s retro chase pair of Batman and Joker. So that’s 9 blind-boxes total with one lucky collector scoring the retro chase pair. These look very well done and will be released on Friday August 30th @ 3 PM EDT for $60 each from Vinyl Riot.
Nathan Hamill x 3DRetro – STGCC Exclusive Strife and Sire Sandstorm Edition
3DRetro will release an exclusive version of Nathan Hamill’s Strife and Sire vinyl figure set for the Singapore Toy, Game and Comic Convention (8.31 – 9.1). Nathan and 3DRetro will be on hand to release the Sandstorm Strife and Sire (7”, $50 USD) with its desert-themed color scheme at the convention. It’s great to see more Western artists and brands participating in what is quickly becoming one of the premiere Asian conventions for art toys.
Aug 24, 2013
Ferg -- A Little Misfortune 2 Minis
Seen: Jesse Hernandez -- Jaguar Knight Fuego Red Signing @ Toy Art Gallery
On Saturday afternoon, Jesse Hernandez signed his Jaguar Knight Fuego @ Toy Art Gallery on Melrose. Jesse signed figures + boxes for collectors as well as sketched in books and on Munnys. Limited to 100 pieces, the TAG exclusive 12" figure is one of just a handful of red GID figures out there. Produced by Pobber, the figure is available now directly from TAG for $120.
Craola – Ralf Vinyl Figure
As an addition to Greg “Craola” Simkins’ Kickstarter campaign for his Stop-Motion film, “I’m Scared”. He is producing a new 6” vinyl toy based on one of the characters from the film, Ralf. The new figure is a part of a few of the pledges, as well as it’s own KS Exclusive Rancid Ralf figure at the $65 pledge level. We think this new addition will help this campaign get fundraised in no time! There are only 10 days left, so be sure to check out the Kickstarter and pledge!
Aug 23, 2013
Fuller Designs – ‘The Harvester’ DIY
Fuller Designs has unleashed a new version of his Lil ‘Jammies resin figure with an eye towards Halloween, his favorite holiday. The Harvester features a brand-new wicked pumpkin head sculpt atop the OG seated body. As the first drop, Fuller is offering an initial run of ten DIY harvesters for $25 each from his web shop. If you want one, don’t hesitate as it sounds like there won’t be more for quite some time.
Bad Juju Update: New Hand Style Tee + Dripple Traffic Cones
Bad Juju recently rolled out several products including their brand-new ‘Hand Style’ tee ($26) as well as their sought-after Dripple Traffic Cones ($28) The Hand Style Tee features Bad Juju mascot Dripple getting his vandal on. First seen at DesignerCon 2012 as part of their urban style booth installation, Bad Juju’s traffic cones drew alot of interest and are now available in four different designs – each with a different Dripple expression. And if you still haven’t taken advantage of Bad Juju’s free t-shirt offer, head on over to their site, register, and then selection the free promo Tee from the online shop.
Sket One x Silent Stage – Galactic Empire Strikes Back w/Grayscale Version
The people asked for it, so Silent Stage is once again offering Sket One’s clever Galactic Empire Tee for one week (thru 8.29). But wait, that’s not all. In addition to the OG full-color edition, there’s now another option – Grayscale (on both white and black tees). While each of the variations is cool, we’d say the gray on black is pretty sweet. Go get ‘em from the Silent Stage web shop for $25 each (+ s/h).